Metascore
78

Generally favorable reviews - based on 44 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 36 out of 44
  2. Negative: 1 out of 44
  1. Reviewed by: Chris Cabin
    Sep 18, 2013
    38
    Enough can't be said about how the late James Gandolfini comes so close to saving writer-director Nicole Holofcener's latest articulation of white suburban anxieties.
User Score
7.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 101 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 31
  2. Negative: 3 out of 31
  1. Sep 20, 2013
    8
    Julia Louis-Dreyfus is REALLY good in this movie. She dials back the extreme version of herself that she trots out for Veep (which I also enjoy) and shows a vulnerable side which is touching. Gandolfini is solid and serves his purpose, but it's not his movie. Keener also goes through the motions here and does her standard nice work. I want to call out Ben Falcone, who is hilarious in this film, and the greenlighters need to put him in a starring role. Full Review »
  2. Sep 2, 2014
    8
    I'm biased towards the greatness of Julia Louis-Dreyfus--but it's hard to deny the unexpected genius brought forth from Nicole Holofcener. Holofcener's has had decent and iffy films for many years now, it's good to know she's found her mark. Full Review »
  3. Jul 21, 2014
    6
    Shocking and very Sad was the death of James Gandolfini about a year ago.

    As is the case with Surprise endings, there is More to be Said!


    Mr. Gandolfini has a number of 'last films' to see.

    I've seen a few of these last films, this one is bitter/sweet with a romance with Julia Louis-Dreyfus, which is interesting casting to say the least.

    In the film Gandolfini's EX-WIFE, a poet is somewhat of a **** about him... calling him fat a slob and sorta stupid.

    What Man isn't, I say to her!

    Still and though it's good to see Gandolfini one last time...

    VERDICT: SWAN SONG/67 OF 100
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